St. Margaret's School

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St. Margaret's School Photo #1 - WE BELIEVE YOU BELONG HERE. * 10 acre historic riverfront campus * 42 acre athletic complex * Within 2 hours of Washington, DC, Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach
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St. Margaret's School Photo #1 - WE BELIEVE YOU BELONG HERE. * 10 acre historic riverfront campus * 42 acre athletic complex * Within 2 hours of Washington, DC, Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach
St. Margaret's School Photo #2 - BELIEVE IN SOMETHING GREATER. * What kind of person will you be? Honest? Trustworthy? Responsible? * Our honor code inspires a culture of honesty and promotes trust in one another. * We have confidence that you will do the right thing, even when no one is watching. * We believe in you.
St. Margaret's School Photo #3 - BECOME A LIFE-LONG LEARNER. * Small classes, individual attention, and readiness-based curriculum * Honors and Advanced Placement Classes * Independent study * Dual enrollment college courses * ESL * Wheat Center provides enrichment opportunities for girls at all levels.
St. Margaret's School Photo #4 - BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF BEING A SCOTTIE. * Competitive interscholastic athletic teams * Extra-curricular activities offered such as Pilates, yoga, fitness, tennis, outdoor adventures, theater * 2018 LIS Softball Champions * LIS Volleyball Coach of the Year for the past 5 years
St. Margaret's School Photo #5 - BELIEVE IN A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES * Minimester - a two week experiential learning adventure * Travel the world or take enrichment courses * Be an International Exchange student at our sister schools in Australia, Chile, and New Zealand * Conduct research or intern through our Independent Study Program
St. Margaret's School Photo #6 - BECOME A PART OF SOMETHING WONDERFUL. * Nearly 100 years of traditions * Blue/Grey Competitions * Lantern Ceremony * May Ball * Freshman Christmas Party * Junior/Senior Banquet * and more!
St. Margaret's School Photo #7 - BECOME A SHOW-STOPPER. * 26 Performing Arts and Visual Arts Courses including Ceramics, Watercolor, Digital Photography, Fashion Design, Drama, Technical Theater, Painting, Treble Choir, Private Instruction * 1,000 sq. ft. Ellen Brooks Gallery * Over 400 pieces of student art displayed on campus
St. Margaret's School Photo #8 - BELONG TO A SISTERHOOD * Friends from around the world and across the U.S. who learn, live, and play together, building strong bonds and creating cherished memories. * Whether you are a day student, five-day boarder, or full-time boarding student, SMS is home.
St. Margaret's School Photo #9 - BELIEVE GREAT THINGS LIE AHEAD FOR YOU. * Life on the river is good. * Boating, fishing, water skiing, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, sailing, swimming, relaxing with friends on the beach * Shopping, eating out, attending socials with other schools, visiting museums and other cultural events, are all part of the SMS experience.
St. Margaret's School Photo #10 - WHY ST. MARGARET'S SCHOOL? * Because at St. Margaret's, our girls belong to a vibrant community where they shine in the classroom, on the athletic fields, and in life. * Explore how you can become your personal best at St. Margaret's School. * Take a tour, attend a class, and start getting to know our community. * Schedule a visit to campus today.
  • St. Margaret's School's motto reflects our commitment to the growth of young women in every area of their lives; growth in intellectual ability, growth in physical well being, growth in social responsibility, growth in spiritual maturity.
  • We offer a diverse student body and a sound college preparatory curriculum, challenging to each individual.
  • In a Christian environment, founded on the Episcopal tradition, both honor and character are developed. St. Margaret's seeks to inspire each student to make the best of herself, and in do doing, make a better world.

School News

  • SMS Maximizes Minimester 2019 - 03/18/2019 - Students at St. Margaret's School took full advantage of Minimester 2019, a two week experiential learning opportunity, which integrated hands-on science, technology, engineering, and art (STEAM) courses in a variety ...moreof cross-curricular topics. Designed and taught by our dedicated and enthusiastic faculty, the courses included field trips, first-hand lectures, and visual demonstrations to increase students' knowledge through engaging, scholarly experiences.hide

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1921

Student Body

Total Students110 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 24%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size9 students
Number of AP Courses9 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesDual College Enrollment, Honors Courses, One Schoolhouse
Average SAT score1155
Average ACT score24
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$51,400
Tuition Notes$51,400 Boarding, $41,100 5-Day Boarding, $18,950 Day Tuition Financial Aid Available
% on Financial Aid
37%
Acceptance Rate
72%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCameron Sgroi
Admissions AssociateAshley Haydon
Endowment Size$5 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeySoccer,
SoftballVolleyball,
Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Basic Needs (Service Club), Book Club, Green Team, Honor Council, National Honor Society, Scottie Guides (Admissions), Social Committee, Student Government Association, Tides Staff (art journal)

Arts and Music Programs:
Treble Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outdoor Adventures, Tennis, Weight Room, Yoga

School Notes

  • St. Margaret's School's motto reflects our commitment to the growth of young women in every area of their lives; growth in intellectual ability, growth in physical well being, growth in social responsibility, growth in spiritual maturity. We offer a diverse student body and a sound college preparatory curriculum, challenging to each individual. In a Christian environment, founded on the Episcopal tradition, both honor and character are developed. St. Margaret's seeks to inspire each student to make the best of herself, and in do doing, make a better world.

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    100.5 miles
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    158.6 miles
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    94.3 miles
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